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A client pointed me toward statistics about her property on a real estate website that a fair amount of buyers and sellers visit. I don’t pay for a presence on that website but I was still surprised that when I clicked on my name there, it had no stats, other than the information I had entered ab...
An investor client wanted me to look at a few of her properties in the city, so off I went this morning, starting with a vacant property. Knowing it had a possible inclusion… a squatter… as I parked in front, it was with a wary eye. I took note of who I assumed to be neighbors, a few men on vario...
Beside the picturesque Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware in 1802, E.I. duPont founded his business, producing gunpowder. The site, known as Hagley, is a great example not only of early American industry, but of an environment where a business owner was able to succeed while taking great ca...
Early on in my career, I had a selling partner who mentored me. I had asked him to assist me with a listing appointment, so I previewed the property for our strategy and pricing session. Excited about the house, I returned to the office. “What kind of house is it?” he asked. “Well, the entrance i...
For the first night in a long time, I got home from work before it was dark outside. My daughter, home from college for spring break, got busy in the kitchen making dinner, so I set out to deliver the newsletters to the neighbors. I’m a block captain, so periodically, I deliver about a dozen news...
As I’ve done every year for the past ten years or so, I helped this morning at my church with “Walk to Easter”, an event for children to help them grasp the significance of Good Friday. I run the Prayer Station. Every 20 minutes, a new group of about 12 children and a few adults arrive at my assi...
Another day, another interesting call. This time it was a woman who is interested in a rent-to-own property. The only problem is, I don’t have any rent-to-own properties. I don't list those, ever. I asked her where she had seen my listing. She found it on a rent-to-own website. Googling, I found...
Now that we’ve gained an hour of sunlight at the end of the day, what changes has that meant in your life as a listing agent? Think of the process from the perspective of your Buyers and Sellers. Houses are now more visible during the commute home from work. So what are potential Buyers seeing as...
A client texted me a week or so ago.“Hey, Ms. Monica, I hope you’re doing well! Right now my kids at Camp Promise are researching and writing a speech on an African American or Latino American achiever that they will be presenting next Thursday. They really need one-on-one help to give an excelle...